GUIDE TO THE MOY BURN

NAME OF RIVER: Moy.

WHERE IS IT?: West of Scotland, off the A86 North of Fort William and Spean Bridge. It flows into Loch Laggan.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Following the A86 heading East the Moy is crossed about 3 miles East of Loch Laggan dam. There are a few other steep ditches on this road, the Moy is on a fast piece of road and can be recognised by a long steep rapid that flows under the A86 road bridge. To get to the put in, simply walk up the hill, crossing a deer fence through the gate, keep going until the river flattens.

APPROX LENGTH: 1 km.

TIME NEEDED: Less than 1 hour.

ACCESS HASSLES: Probably not a problem, there are no nearby houses etc

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Needs a bit of rain or snow melt to bring it up.

GRADING: 4 to 5 depending on water level.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Falls, sharp rocks.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A fun, steep, narrow little ditch of the pool drop variety. We counted six main falls with a few other minor drops.

A few small ramps lead to the first drop which lands in a confined pool.

The second drop is smaller but pinny with a stopper at the base.

A 2 metre drop follows which then leads to the next larger drop under the deer fence. This looks pinny but ran OK.

The fifth drop is into a deep pool with grabby hole, this leads into the main event which is visible from the road bridge.

This is a long twisty drop over ledges and ends in a pool under the bridge with rocks in the base.

Pictures of the Moy

OTHER NOTES:

CONTRIBUTED BY: Bob Evans.

 

 

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